Monday, January 30, 2012

*Life is in the journey!* ~ If I Were Brave

  Life's Inspirational Valiant Endeavors

~ If I Were Brave ~

I was brave once.

I spoke my mind,
stood up to bullies
and loved with all my heart.

I was brave once.
I lost those dear,
but kept them close.

I was brave once.
I asked, “How are you?”
and then
waited for an answer.

I was brave once.
I stood up and said,
“I do dare. I do.”

I was brave once.
I believed in truth,
I believed in hope,
I believed in integrity.
I chose ‘right’ over ‘easy’.

I was brave once.
I believed…
in the power of my voice,
the power of my words,
and the power of choice.

I was brave once.
I claimed responsibility,
and opened my heart to forgiveness.

If I were brave,
I would do it all over again...
in a heartbeat.

If I were brave.


“It takes courage to grow up
and become who you really are.”
~ e. e. cummings

 Courage is not the absence of fear.
It is action in its presence.

  Be Brave My Friends!

"The best way out is always through."
~ Robert Frost


  1. I've always loved the "Bravery is not the absence of fear..." quote. Thanks for reminding me of it.

  2. Me too, Connie. If fear was absent in that equation, where would the need for courage come into it?

  3. being brave is always tough.
    i struggle. i struggle.

  4. m, there's bravery in the struggle. It means you're open to change, even if resistance comes along for the ride.

    Just loved your post today.